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Music is an important part of the anime and games; among the most recognizable songs related to Pokémon are the opening (English, Japanese) and closing themes. There are many contributors to the music of the Pokémon world; both Americans and Japanese musicians contribute to the sounds of the anime and the games. In addition, a handful of other musical groups have lent their talents to the Pokémon franchise.

In addition to the people behind the music of the franchise, there are the songs they have recorded and the CDs those songs can be found on. Songs in the franchise span from tracks on the movie soundtracks to opening and closing themes in both English and Japanese. And if there's a particular song you like that's in Japanese, you can find the translation to the lyrics on almost all of our song pages, like this one.

There's plenty to see in the music category, and plenty of articles that could be expanded. More ways you can help with Project Music can be found in the "Getting Involved" box to the right.

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Getting Involved
There are a number of ways you can work to improve Project Music. You can try to expand our music-related stubs, which is the biggest task facing Project Music. Alternatively, you could add Japanese lyrics to articles that need them. If you speak Japanese, you could translate lyrics into English. Finally, the box below lists articles related to music that have yet to be created; starting them would be much appreciated. If you have questions, you can get in touch with the leader of Project Music, Umeko.
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Pokémon Theme is the first opening theme music from the English dub of the Pokémon anime. It was used from Pokémon - I Choose You! to Poké Ball Peril. Being featured in 83 episodes makes it the most-used dub opening theme. The opening animation uses footage from the first Japanese opening, Aim to Be a Pokémon Master.

It was written and produced by John Loeffler. The lead vocals were sung by Jason Paige in English, and Jana Bianchi in the Brazilian dub.

A full version of the song is the first track on the Pokémon 2.B.A. Master audio CD, and includes a second verse not usually heard in the show. This version is also featured in the episode of the anime, All Fired Up and once again in Friends To The End. Another full version sung by Billy Crawford was the theme played during the opening credits of Mewtwo Strikes Back, and is the first track on the movie's soundtrack.

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Grin (Japanese: グリン) is a musical artist who has done work for the Pokémon anime. Her first Pokémon work was By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~ as an ending for the Diamond & Pearl series. She also made an appearance on the 10th movie soundtrack, performing Is It Summer? along with Asakusa Jinta.

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If you're interested in helping out with the Project Music or have any questions about music-related topics, please contact one of the following people: